How To Play Baccarat: The Main Rules


The first paragraph is related to the principles of the Baccarat game, which was born in France with the name of Baccarat, but then manages to conquer players from all over the world to be present in practically every casino in the world. Now, it is also becoming popular online. Let’s start with the basic rules of the Baccarat game : purpose, value of the cards, game development and all the other main characteristics. What is the purpose of Baccarat? The object of Baccarat is to get a hand with a score as close to 9 as possible. Aces are worth one; from 2 to 9 have their face value; tens and figures are worth zero. If the hand rank is a two-digit number, ignore the first digit. The last digit is the valueof baccarat hand in points. For example: 7 + 6 = 13 = 3 and 4 + 6 = 10 = 0. The player and the dealer are each dealt two cards. In some cases a third card is dealt to the player or the banker or both, this is called the third card rule which we will analyze in a later paragraph. The cards are taken from a shoe that contains 6 decks of cards, which are shuffled in each hand, and, as mentioned, the player closest to 9 wins.


How Do You Do 9 In Baccarat?


Of course the value of the cards in Baccarat is different from that of other card games such as Chemin or Blackjack. In fact, the aces are always worth 1 and at the same time 10 and the figures must be considered as 0. The cards from 2 to 9 are worth their face value. The total score of the 2 hands is presented below. So if one of the 2 hands totals 8 or 9 (for example with the cards 9 and 10, that is 9 + 10 = 19 and therefore 9) each of the 2 numbers is called ‘natural’ and no other cards will be dealt. As mentioned earlier, the hand that scores closest to 9 wins . We speak instead of a drawwhen both hands get the same number.


Baccarat Rules: The Third Card Rule And The Dealer moves


Now let’s see the particular rules of Baccarat, in particular the one relating to the third card and the one concerning the possible and obligatory actions of the dealer , based on the initial score of the two cards. How does the third card rule work in Baccarat? Determines when the player or dealer will automatically be dealt a third card during a Baccarat game. If the player and the dealer receive the starting hands of two cards with a value of 0-7, the “Third Card Rule” is consulted to determine if a third card should be added to one or both hands. The player always starts first. The dealer has some special rules and must decide whether to call or stick based on the cards he has.